Youth Group Threatens mass action Over Planned Fuel Subsidy Removal

By Starrys Obazei | April 6, 2023

The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria has threatened to resist the Federal Government’s
the planned removal of fuel subsidies in the country.

Concerned about the potential disaster of such a move on the “already struggling economy and the Nigerian people,” the youth had warned the Federal Government of their planned opposition

The Council President, Isa Abubakar, in a statement, said this in Kaduna on Thursday, adding that any palliative measures put in place to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal would be looted by corrupt individuals, just like the COVID-19 intervention funds.

Consequently, the group called on the Federal Government to
reconsider its decision to remove the subsidy, arguing that it would only lead to an increase in the
cost of living for the average Nigerian, who is already struggling to make ends meet.

They also advised the government to focus on job creation that will stimulate economic growth.

“We cannot afford to have another round of hardship inflicted on the Nigerian people, especially the youth who are already grappling with high unemployment rates and a lack of opportunities,” he said.

Warning of severe political consequences on those who are conspiring to throw Nigerians into avoidable crisis, he said: Look at how some powerful governors were humiliated in the recently concluded election and understand that power now rests on the thumbs of Nigerians. Nigerians won’t forget.

“The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria vowed to resist any attempt to remove the fuel subsidy and called on other youth organize.actions across the country to join in the fight to protect the interests of the Nigerian people,” he added.

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